Ooltewah, TN
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Ooltewah is a tiny town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 667 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ooltewah is the 331st largest community in Tennessee.

Ooltewah real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Ooltewah house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Ooltewah is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.80% of the Ooltewah workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Ooltewah is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ooltewah who work in community and social services (15.20%), the sciences (13.60%), and office and administrative support (12.80%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Ooltewah has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 23.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ooltewah has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ooltewah has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ooltewah than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ooltewah may be for you.

One downside of living in Ooltewah, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.00 minutes every day commuting to work.

Ooltewah is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Ooltewah ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Ooltewah, 40.27% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Ooltewah in 2010 was $24,463, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,852 for a family of four.

The people who call Ooltewah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ooltewah residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Ooltewah include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Ooltewah is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.